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Week beginning 8th June

 

Dear Year 6,

 

Welcome to Summer Term 2, Week 2. It has been fantastic to see so many of you back in school this week. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to come into school and particularly to see your friends once more. We know that the present system with half a class in each group is not perfect, but we have been delighted with how you have managed to pick up school life again with such maturity and enthusiasm. Thank you to those working at home too, for picking up where you left off from last term – it has been encouraging and reassuring to see all the learning going on through your uploads.

 

Updates

Music – thank you to all those that reported the logging on issue with Classic 100; we hope that you were able to create your own accounts following the updated instructions which can be found on the home learning page of the website.

 

French - apologies if you had trouble accessing the sound files on the French slides of the Project PowerPoint this week. A separate French PowerPoint has been uploaded for those of you learning at home who would like to revisit this lesson. From now on, French will be uploaded as a single PowerPoint, separate from the other ‘Project’ activities.

 

Maths - from next week, both the core and Mrs Kelsted’s groups will be using White Rose resources for Maths. White Rose includes excellent videos to explain the concept you will be studying, and differentiated tasks to suit varying abilities. Please note that we will be a week behind the latest resources on White Rose, so next week, we will be studying, ‘Year 6 w/c June 1st’. Please see the Maths PowerPoint for further explanation.

 

 

Marking and feedback

This week, we will focus on assessing and marking the following three areas of home learning: English, maths and PSHE. Please upload evidence of:

 

- Completed PSHE

- One completed English task

- One self-assessed piece of maths

 

  

If you have any questions regarding any activities then please do not hesitate to contact us via J2E. Thank you to all home learners and home/school learners - keep up the good work!

 

Mr Myers and Mrs Taylor

MESSAGE FROM MS DALLOSSO RE LOGIN FOR CLASSICAL 100. JUNE 4th.

 

Creating your own login for ABRSM Classical 100

Dear parents,

The school login for ABRSM Classical 100 no longer works, as ABRSM seem to have acknowledged that parents and children will need to log in themselves for home working. You will now need to create your own login and password to enable your child to access Classical 100 for Activity 1 in the music home working lessons (listening/drawing), as follows:

  1. Go to https://login.classical100.org/login/
  2. Click on Register and enter your first and last name.
  3. In the School(s) box, start typing Virtual School, ABRSM, London, and select this option when it appears.
  4. Complete the rest of the screen with your email and a suitable password.
  5. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click Register.
  6. The Classical 100 page will appear.

You and your child should be able to log in with your own email and password from now on

Enjoy the music!

Ms Dallosso

                                                                                                                                                                      Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Dear Year 6,

 

Well done all of you – half the summer term gone already - time for a well-deserved half term break! You have uploaded such wonderful work and we have loved hearing about what you have been getting up to at home when you aren’t completing school tasks. We hope your families enjoy the treasure hunt you have prepared for them! We have also been very impressed with the mature way you have dealt with the inevitable disappointments resulting from Covid 19 - particularly Liddington being cancelled. It’s not quite the summer term any of us were planning but we are so looking forward to seeing most of you next week and we will make sure we all have fun and get you prepared for secondary school.

 

We are not setting any work over half term but see below for some optional activity suggestions. The work for the week beginning 1st June (Summer Term 2 – Week 1) will be uploaded on Friday 29th May. There will be separate timetables for each class because each class will be working at home or in school on different days. If you are not coming back to school at the moment, you will follow your class timetable and do the same activities at home.

 

Over half term, could you please take some time to sort out any of your home learning work that you did on paper.  If you have not already done so, please put it into a file, organised into the different subjects. We can see from uploaded photos that many of you have already done this. If you are coming back to school, please bring in your guided reading book (‘The Other side of Truth’ or ‘The London Eye Mystery’). Your home learning work folder, your Maya poster, your Abacus text book and your Schofield and Sims book should all stay at home for now. You don’t need to bring in the CGP pack of papers because you will be mainly using that at home. Your parents will receive information from school about arrangements for coming back during half term.

 

Have a lovely half term holiday – enjoy the sunshine.

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers

 

Optional half term activities

 

  • Times Tables Rock Stars are offering children a chance to become a Guinness World Record Holder! They have created a new title ‘Highest score achieved on Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute’ and we would love to see you have a go! Full details of this challenge can be found by following the link:

https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

 

  • The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity and has a useful section called ‘Family Zone,’ full of useful resources, activities and challenges – you can register for free. It can be accessed by following this link:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

21st May 2020 World Record Drawing Attempt

Today at 4pm, author and illustrator Rob Biddulph will be making a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest online art lesson ever. You will need to register beforehand to be sent the video link.

For more information, visit https://www.artworldrecords.com/.

Happy drawing!

Ms van den Broek

                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 18h May 2020

 

Dear Year 6,

 

Well done for another week’s fantastic work! Please look below for the Week 5 Summer Term timetable, learning resources, answers for last week’s tasks and this week’s edition of ‘First News’ (as soon as available). Both classes finished their core texts last week and we are loving reading your in-depth and interesting book reviews and blogs on home learning. We will start our new core ‘text’ after half term – reason for the inverted commas will be revealed next week. We hope you enjoy your activities this week – especially creating a treasure hunt for your families on Friday.

 

Have a good week. Keep in touch with us via speech bubbles on your work or J2Message for more general questions or chat. Please read the guidelines on how to use J2Message appropriately, in the message to your parents below.

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers

 

J2Message - Information for Parents/Carers

As you may have already seen, new for this week is the messaging service called J2Message. The idea is that it provides a safe platform for children to communicate with their class teacher and the rest of the class. Although this is something as teachers we will be monitoring, obviously we will not be able to monitor this all of the time.

Whilst teachers are able to message individual children in their classes, children are only able to message individual teachers and their whole class. We are hoping that this new platform gives children the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates.  This is also an excellent introduction to other platforms, such as WhatsApp. Please continue to use the year group email for parent queries and encourage your child to use the speech bubbles in J2E to discuss their work. 

 

Please reinforce the following guidelines for J2Message use with your child:

 

  • Only use it with your parents’ permission and when you are not doing home learning work.
  • ​Remember that J2Message is a whole class chat group​, so only post messages that you are happy for the whole class to see.
  • Do not share any gaming platform information such as usernames and passwords.
  • Do not share personal information such as phone numbers or addresses.
  • Remember to be respectful and kind.
  • Include everybody – answer people even if they are not your best friend.
  • Do share interesting experiences and things that you have learned.
  • Do share helpful or interesting websites or programmes you have found.
  • If you want to send a message directly to your class teacher, use the icon that looks like a little group of people and find their username.
  •  

Thank you for all your support,

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers

English/ SPaG Resources

                                                                                                                  Monday 4th May 2020

Dear Year 6,

 

Learning for w/c 4th May

 

The timetable for this week is slightly different, due to our celebration of VE Day on Thursday and the Bank Holiday on Friday.

 

Please look below for the Week 3 summer term timetable, learning resources, answers for this week’s tasks and this week’s edition of First News. Remember, if you have a question, want to discuss your work, or simply want to say hello, then please use the J2e chat bubble facility to speak to your teacher.

 

Marking and feedback

We love seeing what Year 6 have been getting up to, so please continue to upload your work/photos/videos/artwork. We are also keen on cute pet and baking photos etc! Ideally, you will upload one or two pieces every day, or 8-12 varied subjects across a week but don’t worry if you can’t always manage to do this. The most important thing is that you are getting on with tasks and learning, but of course, we love to see your work and don’t know if you have completed or attempted a task if you do not show or tell us. One other tip: remember to proofread your work carefully, as you would in school, before finishing.

 

Sharing work with other teachers

When you are uploading work for the attention of a teacher other than your class teacher (e.g. Madame Capon, Mrs Buncher, Mrs Dallosso, Mrs Kelsted), you can share this work directly with that teacher. You can do this by hovering the cursor over the chosen file in ‘my files’ and right-clicking. Then a little menu should appear like the one in the picture below. Click on ‘share’ and another box will appear as in the second picture. In the box, type in the first few letters of the teacher’s surname you would like to share your work with (e.g. capo…Wait for a moment and a suggested name will appear below. Now, click on this and it will appear in the box. Next, click ‘add’ and it will be shared with your chosen teacher. Don’t worry if you can’t work this out – we will let the teachers know your work is there.

 

     
   
 
   

 

 

Useful resources for parents:

Two beautifully illustrated books have been published online to help children understand and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to share these with your child(ren) you can find them by clicking on the links below:

 

'My Hero is You' is available in a range of languages and can be downloaded for free:

https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you

 

'Coronavirus - A Book for Children' has been illustrated by Alex Scheffler who created the Gruffalo. It is also free to download and is suitable for 5-9 year olds:

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers

 

Another update from Ms van den Broek

You're doing it! We are ahead on average points per child! Keep going!

The competition ends on Sunday.

We could be Top of The Rocks!

Update from Ms van den Broek

Our Times Tables Rock Stars battle with Chase Bridge is live between 9am and 4pm every day this week. At the moment, they are winning! Let's show them what we're made of! Use some of your screen time to score us some points!

P.S.

Dear 6M and 6T,

There is a TT Rockstars Battle with Chase Bridge starting on Monday 27.4.20 - do us proud!

Also we have uploaded a digital edition of  'First News' for you below.

 

Week Two - Summer Term

 

Dear 6T and 6M,

Welcome to week 2 of the summer term. Well done for settling back into the routine of home learning after the holidays and producing some really great work.

We have been looking at ways that may make your home learning easier for you to access and use, so this week we are presenting your learning in a slightly different way. There is a PowerPoint for the week for each of the following three areas:

  • English/SPaG
  • Maths
  • Project work

The resources you will need for the activities will be on the PowerPoint, or accessed by following a link in the PowerPoint. For some activities, where a PowerPoint is not appropriate, the resources or information have been uploaded as a PDF, as before. Your P.E. activities are still in PDF form. We will include learning logs as PDFs as well as PowerPoints this week, in case you find these easier to use. Answer sheets will be uploaded onto the website as PDFs as usual, at the end of each week.

 

Marking and Feedback

 

If you need any support uploading work to J2E, the instructions are still on the year 6 home learning page. It is also possible to upload photos to J2E from a smart phone, iPad or tablet by logging in to MyUSO on one of these devices. From here, you can upload photos directly to J2E from the device you are logged into. Please give each piece of work a title on J2E.

 

Answer sheets for Maths and some of this week’s other tasks will be uploaded onto the website today as PDFs: Mexico video questions, Where in the World SpaG sheet and the Circulatory System fill in the gaps sheet. We will look at your comprehension questions on London Eye Mystery or The Other Side of Truth.

 

We will be looking at all your uploaded work and will comment on the longer pieces, or if it appears that you are having a problem with a task.

 

Don’t forget to respond to our comments on your work, or click on a speech bubble on any piece of work and write us a note if you need help or just want to say hello.

 

We have started giving you stars on J2E so check out how many you have so far.

 

Good luck with your Week 2 Summer Term lessons!

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers.

 

 

A note for parents

Internet safety

Due to the nature of home learning, your child(ren) may be spending more time using internet-connected devices. This is likely to mean that there will be times when you are unable to supervise them. If you would like some support and advice on how to keep your child(ren) safe online, there are a number of resources in the Online Safety section of the school website. The link below will take you directly to this page.

 

https://www.archdeaconcambridges.richmond.sch.uk/online-safety/

 

If you have any questions regarding any activities, then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher via the Year 6 email address.

 

Thank you for continuing to support your child(ren) with their home learning; we are looking forward to seeing what they get up to this coming week.

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr Myers

Week beginning 27th April resources

English/ SPaG Resources

Year 6 Summer term timetable

Summer term PE resources

P.S. Just so you remember some of the things we are looking for in your writing e.g. punctuation, we have uploaded the Writing TAF. This is the tick list at the back of your English book. You'll find it at the bottom of the list of English resources below. The most important thing though, is allowing your creativity to shine through. At least we can't nag you about joining your handwriting if you are typing!

 

 

5-a-day

As an additional online tool to help with home PE, we have been granted home access to the 5-a-day dance website; you can access this through MyUSO.

The school login details for 5-a-day are

Username: 5-a-dayAtHome

Password: AtHome123
Please note that this log in is for Archdeacon children/ families only.

 

 

Art Resources

Still image for this video
Video- how to draw realistic eyes guide
Our Virtual School Tour is now available and can be found on the Welcome and Admissions pages of this website.
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